"SMS" from English (Short Message Service) is translated as short message service.
The standard beep given by Nokia phones when receiving an SMS is Morse code meaning "SMS"
It is interesting that the maximum message size in the GSM standard is 140 bytes, but due to the difference in coding, SMS written in Cyrillic is limited to 70 characters, while Latin can fit up to 160.
According to statistics, only about 40% of mobile phone users use SMS.
An area of fraud in which cybercriminals lure out private information or money using SMS is called smishing.
Psychologists have found that virtual communication through SMS messages or emails disposes a person to lie.
Americans are the SMS leader, sending out roughly 830 billion SMS messages a year.
The first SMS message was sent on December 25, 1992 in England, it transferred text from a personal computer to a cell phone of the Vodafone GSM network. The message read "Merry Christmas!" - "Merry Christmas!". Literally a year later, SMS conquered all of Europe.
Pedro Matias from Portugal, who typed a 264-digit message via LG enV3 in 1 minute and 59 seconds, got into the Guinness Book of Records.
The average American teenager 13-17 years old sends about 1500 SMS-messages per month, and girls do this more often than boys.
A person who writes or reads emails while driving is 23 times more likely to have an accident than a driver who is focused on the road, according to research by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.